elcome to our blog! I am Meg
the east coast half of MaeWood Photography and a wedding and portrait photographer as well as a special educator. We capture the special seasons of your life and all the sweet little moments in between so that you have materialized memories to share for generations to come. We hope you enjoy following along with out stories as well as those we photograph!
it's about more than the
he experience you have
before, during, and after your portrait session or wedding day mean just as much to us as the photographs we deliver!
To assist you through a stress-free photography experience, we not only help in anyway we can, bring smiles and experience so that no modeling skills are required, but we also provide you with a guide specific to your portrait session or wedding day photography! Not ready to book yet? You can download our basic portrait guide to help you prepare for any portrait session needs!
hank you for stopping by this
little corner of the world wide web! I am Jessica Wood a wedding and portrait photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona! I travel often to beautiful wedding locations with my best friend, Megan Yohn, the Lancaster, PA location of MWP. When we aren't together, you will find my other partner in crime is my husband, Michael! We hope you enjoy grabbing your favorite drink and snuggling up on the couch to read your own love story or to find inspiration and the 101 on how to make your portrait session or wedding day a breeze!
oudoir simply means a
woman's bedroom. When it comes to photography however, it means something a little deeper. Boudoir Photography is loving your body and who you are in your skin at this point in your life. It is feeling free and beautiful to be you, for you, and no body else! Our boudoir sessions are classy and more empowering than sexual. We are capturing the art work that your body is, no matter what shape, size, or shade.
January 9, 2021
Twenty-twenty, also known as “the year that shall not be mentioned,” could have really been a complete blowout. We could have tossed in our many hats and called it quits. We could have curled up in the fetal position and cried until it was over (we’ll be honest, there were days when we wanted to). Our team could have lost sight of the beauty that was right in front of us. But instead…
We may have had a few moments that looked like the test shots of Meg. A bit blurry, inconsistent, and scared (mask ready and socially distant). Other moments looked more like the shot of Jes. Complete and utter befuddlement but determined to tackle the task ahead. Regardless, we made it, along with some really precious memories along the way.
Lucky for us, we got through the tears and the hardships together and learned so many lessons in the process. One of them being that Jes needs to work on taking more behind the scenes shots of Meg! We also realized how strong of a team we truly are. Our team was able to serve our couples with all the love, care, and devotion they deserve, even through a year that was wrought with tragedy and strife.
In 2020, L♡VE WAS NOT CANCELED, and we were able to turn MWP into a family business by officially adding our hubbies to the team!
We started officially offering videography to our brides and grooms, and Michael looked pretty damn good doing it!
And… we teamed up with this red-headed resourceful beauty, Jess Walker, as our preferred in-house wedding planner/day-of-coordinator, who absolutely kicked ass on her first wedding!!!!
Even though our hands were full, our hearts were heavy, and it didn’t feel like we could possibly take on one more thing, we learned that we still had more to give.
We had space to hold all the things from our grooms’ pockets…
Booties to soak up the rain so we could get those epic sit-n-snuggle shots…
and…the ability to bring a smile to the face of a sweet baby girl who just woke up from a nap and wouldn’t hand over her binky!
Jes & Meg continued to guide our couples with step-by-step directions during portraits,
and made wedding photography dreams come true.
We summoned extra brain power to keep wedding timelines on schedule and organize groups of rowdy bridal parties and disappearing family members!
And we got creative with keeping our flat lays off the floor!
Jes even made the bed for some great bridesmaids shots… and then jumped on it and had to fix it!
2020 tested us, but in the end, we persevered.
We are so excited for all of the celebrations of love to come in 2021 so that we can continue wowing our brides with same day sneak peeks,
add additional hats to our job titles,
and soak in the little moments of peace and joy during a wedding day.
We are looking forward to more teamwork, first looks, dress and veil fluffing, love stories,
making friends with guests, and truly connecting with our couples!
Thank you to all of the fantastic vendors, breathtaking venues, and our most perfect couples. We just don’t know how we got so lucky! Here is to a new year, new beginnings, and new love stories!